Palm Re-Invents The 'Clamshell' - InformationWeek
IoT
IoT
News
Commentary
2/8/2005
12:20 PM
Commentary
Commentary
Commentary
50%
50%

Palm Re-Invents The 'Clamshell'

A post on the PalmAddict site says palmOne has been granted a patent for a unique smart phone design. Like some existing devices, it's a clamshell form-factor... sort of.

A post on the PalmAddict site says palmOne has been granted a patent for a unique smart phone design. Like some existing devices, it's a clamshell form-factor... sort of.

Folded in half lengthwise, it's a phone. Opened up, it's a PDA. The difference is that the concept sports a flexible screen. When open, the screen goes across the fold to cover most of the surface of the device, maximizing screen size.

It's a fantastic idea because you get the advantage of a small, phone form factor when making calls, but a large-as-possible screen for surfing the web, replying to e-mail and playing games.

Now all we need is the affordable flexible screen technology that will make it possible.

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Threaded  |  Newest First  |  Oldest First
How Enterprises Are Attacking the IT Security Enterprise
How Enterprises Are Attacking the IT Security Enterprise
To learn more about what organizations are doing to tackle attacks and threats we surveyed a group of 300 IT and infosec professionals to find out what their biggest IT security challenges are and what they're doing to defend against today's threats. Download the report to see what they're saying.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
2017 State of the Cloud Report
As the use of public cloud becomes a given, IT leaders must navigate the transition and advocate for management tools or architectures that allow them to realize the benefits they seek. Download this report to explore the issues and how to best leverage the cloud moving forward.
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
InformationWeek Radio
Archived InformationWeek Radio
Join us for a roundup of the top stories on InformationWeek.com for the week of November 6, 2016. We'll be talking with the InformationWeek.com editors and correspondents who brought you the top stories of the week to get the "story behind the story."
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Flash Poll